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NEW TO THE NDIS? Three ways to manage your NDIS plan funding

NEW TO THE NDIS? Three ways to manage your NDIS plan funding

16 September 2021

When you receive NDIS funding for your plan, it can be a bit confusing knowing how to manage it, who can help and what to do!

For more information about your responsibilities as an employer read Directly engaging your own staff.

Plan-managed funding

The NDIA will provide funding in your plan to pay for a Plan Manager who pays your providers for you, helps you keep track of funds and takes care of financial reporting for you.

It means you don’t have to juggle workers or invoices.

A plan manager can help you:

  • Increase your financial and plan management skills
  • Learn how to self-manage your plan
  • Pay providers
  • Increase your choice of providers
  • Get NDIS plan budget reports and greater budget oversight.

At your planning meeting you can tell NDIS staff that you would like a plan manager to support you.

You can change a plan manager during your plan. To find out more about Plan management and how to find a plan manager, talk to your LAC or use the Provider Finder tool on your NDIS portal.

NDIA-managed funding

NDIA-managed funding means the NDIA pays your providers on your behalf.

When your plan is managed by the NDIA (sometimes referred to as agency-managed):

  • You are able to choose from a range of NDIS registered providers.
  • Your providers claim payment electronically from your funding.
  • You cannot use unregistered providers.
  • You can look on the myplace portal to see what claims providers are making against your NDIS funding and keep track of your budget.
  • The NDIA will manage your book-keeping and records of your spending.

Just remember, you can always change the way your plan funding is managed. If you are mid-plan and want to change, contact 1800 800 110 or speak to your LAC. 

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